Originally produced as a stage show in 2019 by Rough Magic and glór, in association with Galway International Arts Festival and Kilkenny Arts Festival, we're delighted to bring you the news that Fergal McElherron's Cleft has now been released as an audio play.
Twin sisters Fea and Caireen, living on a harsh, remote island, are raising a boy together. Abandoned by their mother at a young age and left in their teens to fend for themselves by their troubled father, the women have created their own emotional ecosystem. While Caireen embraces motherhood, Fea struggles as she watches the boy grow in the likeness of his father whose body lies buried beneath the hawthorn tree.
Cleft is a visceral story of one family’s unrelenting will to survive – and ultimately to make choices based on instinct.
Cleft was originally produced as a stage show by Rough Magic and glór in association with Galway International Arts Festival and Kilkenny Arts Festival.
The audio play was produced by Rough Magic Theatre Company and Hatch Pictures.
Written by Fergal McElherron
Directed by Lynne Parker
Sound Design by Joe Hunt